Life Science Research Professional I (1 year fixed term)
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: January 10, 2022
1 year fixed term
The Wernig laboratory in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and
Regenerative Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Life Science
Research Professional I (LSRP 1) to join a dynamic research group,
which is focusing on somatic reprogramming as well as embryonic and
neural stem cell biology. The selected candidate will primarily be
involved in ongoing research projects and will be responsible for
independently carrying out bench work in standard molecular
biology. The LSRP is expected to interpret and analyze the results
and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate.
Wernig lab overview - The Wernig Lab is interested in the molecular
mechanisms that define neural lineage identity focusing on
transcription factors and chromatin biology. They use cellular
reprogramming to understand how neurons are induced, how they
mature and maintain their identity. Reprogramming also allows them
to generate a novel tool box to study human neuronal and glial cell
biology which become powerful human disease models in combination
with genetic engineering. They further seek to develop
reprogramming and genetic engineering approaches towards stem
cell-based therapies. Finally, they study microglia-neuron
interactions with the ultimate goal to understand the brain's
immune system in health and disease and to exploit microglia for
therapeutic and regenerative purposes.
- Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in
lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
- Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of
experiments and outcomes.
- Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to
interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer
suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in
collaboration with senior researcher.
- Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with
new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
- Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in
the preparation of written documents, including procedures,
presentations, and proposals.
- Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab
stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide
general lab support as needed.
- Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students
on lab procedures or techniques.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
- One-year previous laboratory experience. Previous laboratory
experience in cell culture or standard molecular biology techniques
are desirable, but not required.
- Proficiency with the following techniques: cell culture or
standard molecular biology techniques.
- A four-year college degree in biological sciences.
- Strong motivation to explore complex biological problems.
- Dedication to research, open mindedness to novel approaches,
reliability, diligence and optimistic attitude.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field. The successful
applicant will have a four-year college degree in a biological
science or related scientific field and a general understanding of
biological sciences principles.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated
performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
- Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science
principals to problem solve work.
- Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master
computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to
accurately complete detailed work.
- Strong analytical skills, excellent judgment, and the ability
to work under deadlines with general guidance are essential.
- Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp
lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform
desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift,
carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
- Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders,
sort and file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand
and foot controls.
- Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
- Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder
level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
- Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous
- Position may require repetitive motion.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
- May require working in close proximity to blood borne
- May require work in an environment where animals are used for
teaching and research.
- Position may at times require the employee to work with or be
in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are
- Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal
protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective
clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
- May require extended or unusual work hours based on research
requirements and business needs.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4945
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 91743 As an organization that receives federal
funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement
that will apply to all university employees, including those
working remotely in the United States and applicable
subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines
for Stanford University Staff, please visit
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